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Personal Fabrication
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Personal Fabrication

Open source 3D printers could herald the start of a new industrial revolution.

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­.s. Trying to Wage Cyber Warfare Against Iran: Minister

The United States seeks to launch a cyber war against Iran in retaliation to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remarks at the UN, says Communications and Information Technology...

Four Organizations Join Open Cirrus Cloud Computing Test Bed
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Four Organizations Join Open Cirrus Cloud Computing Test Bed

HP, Intel Corp. and Yahoo! Inc. announced on Monday (Sept. 27) that four new organizations will join Open Cirrus, a global, multiple data center, open source...

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Fujitsu Begins Shipping 'k' Computer, Japan's Next-Generation Supercomputer

Fujitsu has begun shipping the computing units for Japan's Next-Generation Supercomputer, nicknamed the "K"  computer. The "K" computer is a central part of the...

China's 'Big Hole' Marks Scale of Supercomputing Race
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China's 'Big Hole' Marks Scale of Supercomputing Race

1,000 U.S. scientists are involved in exascale development, but China and Europe have stepped up their investment, IBM warns.

Quantum Data Converted to Telecom Wavelengths
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Quantum Data Converted to Telecom Wavelengths

Using optically dense, ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers at Georgia Tech have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information...

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Cyber Attacks Test Pentagon, Allies and Foes

 Cyber espionage has surged against governments and companies around the world in the past year, and cyber attacks have become a staple of conflict among states...

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Malware Hits Computerized Industrial Equipment

 The technology industry is being rattled by a quiet and sophisticated malicious software program that has infiltrated factory computers.

Study: Servers Run Well Around Zero Degrees
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Study: Servers Run Well Around Zero Degrees

Researchers in Finland are studying the use of outdoor air to cool data centers in northern climates. They have been running servers in a tent on a roof terrace...

Lipscomb Cluster Performance Tops 40 Teraflops
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Lipscomb Cluster Performance Tops 40 Teraflops

The University of Kentucky's new high-performance computer was measured at speeds of over 40 teraflops during benchmark testing.

Virtual CS School Educates a Record Number of Participants
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Virtual CS School Educates a Record Number of Participants

Over 1,000 graduate students and researchers registered for courses offered by the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering this summer. The courses...

Rdav and Nautilus Enter Full Production
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Rdav and Nautilus Enter Full Production

Nautilus, a high-performance computer that will be used for visualizing and analyzing large datasets at the Remote Data Analysis and Visualization Center (RDAV)...

New Approach to Quantum Computing Devised in the U.K.
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New Approach to Quantum Computing Devised in the U.K.

A team of expert led by physicists from the University of Bristol announced the development of a new approach to conducting quantum computing. The team believes...

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Steampunk Chip Takes the Heat

Steampunk, the reimagining of modern day technology through a Victorian perspective, has found an unlikely follower in the US Defense Advanced Research Projects...

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Computers

A trio of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering professors has launched a new high-performance computing center that will expand access to the supercomputing...

3D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution
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3D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution

Businesses in the South Park district of San Francisco generally sell either Web technology or sandwiches and burritos. Bespoke Innovations plans to sell designer...

Nano Switches that Store More Data Head to Market
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Nano Switches that Store More Data Head to Market

An electronic component that offers a new way to squeeze more data into computers and portable gadgets is set to go into production in just a couple of years.

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James Myers to Lead the Nano Computational Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

James Myers has been selected to lead the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Thought-Controlled Computers on the Way: Intel
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Thought-Controlled Computers on the Way: Intel

Intel is developing a computer that can directly read the thoughts of its user by mapping out brain activity produced when people think of particular words. Intel...

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Nsf Awards San Diego Supercomputer Center $2.8 Million For Trestles System

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, $2.8 million to build and deploy...
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